2022 Freshman Academic Scholarships

All current high school students who have an early admit status by the scholarship deadlines are automatically considered for freshman academic scholarships.

Deadlines:

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Special Note for Fall 2022 Freshmen

In order to provide a more generous scholarship distribution, ATU has developed a new framework for freshman academic scholarships. This framework will go into effect immediately to provide the most benefit to our students as possible, as quickly as possible.

What this means for you

While we are in this transition year, Fall 2022 entering freshmen will be considered for scholarships under both the previous Fall 2022 scholarship tiers and the new Fall 2022 scholarship tiers. These changes result in Fall 2022 students being considered for one scholarship under two sets of tiers.

This means that the Admissions Office will examine each students' academic record and award the scholarship that garners the most funds for that student. Students awarded a scholarship will receive one freshman academic scholarship under the tier that benefits them most.

If you have questions about this process, please contact the Admissions Office at scholarships@atu.edu.

 

 

 

New Fall 2022 Scholarship Tiers

Academic Scholarship
Tier 1

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
3.00 - 3.49 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Amount
$1,000.00

Academic Scholarship
Tier 2

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
3.5 - 3.74 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Amount
$3,000.00

Academic Scholarship
Tier 3

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
3.75 - 3.99 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Award
$7,000.00

Academic Scholarship
Tier 4

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
4.00+ cumulative high school GPA
Annual Award
$11,000.00

Supplemental Scholarships

Students may receive one supplemental scholarship award which can be bundled with a freshman academic scholarship and Concurrent Advantage Scholarship.  A limited number of supplemental scholarships will be awarded for the fall 2022 semester.

First Generation Scholarship

Description
Students who identify as first-generation college students are eligible for consideration.
Annual Amount
$1,000.00

ATU Family Scholarship

Description
Students who have family members who attended ATU are eligible for consideration.
Annual Amount
$1,000.00

ATU Promise Scholarship

Description
Students with demonstrated financial need are eligible for consideration.
Annual Amount
$1,000.00

Additional Scholarships

Concurrent Advantage Scholarship

Description
A four-year scholarship for students who earned concurrent credit through ATU in high school.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Earned concurrent credit from ATU as a high school student
  • Admitted to the Russellville campus as an incoming freshman
Annual Award
$500.00

University Honors Stipend

Description
This stipend is bundled with an academic scholarship award for students who are accepted into the University Honors program.

Requirements

Annual Award
$4,000.00

Advanced Scholars Stipend

Description
Bundled with an academic scholarship award for students who are recognized by the State as a Governor's Distinguished Scholar.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Recognized by the State as a Governor's Distinguished Scholar
Annual Award
$2,000.00

New Fall 2022 Scholarship Renewal Requirements

Review Renewal Requirements

 

 

 

Previous Fall 2022 Scholarship Tiers

Board of Trustees Scholarship

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 30 - 36, or;
  • New SAT score of 1360 - 1600
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Award
$8,000.00

Presidential Scholarship

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 26 - 29, or;
  • New SAT score of 1230 - 1350
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Amount
$6,000.00

Dean's Scholarship

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 24 - 25 or;
  • New SAT score of 1160 - 1220 - 1600
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Award
$4,000.00

Green & Gold Scholarship

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 21 - 23, or;
  • New SAT score of 1060 - 1150
  • 3.0 cumulative high school GPA
Annual Award
$2,000.00

Leadership Scholarship

Description
A four-year academic scholarship.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Composite ACT score of 17 - 20, or;
  • New SAT score of 920+

A limited number of scholarships are awarded competitively.

Annual Award
$1,000.00

Concurrent Advantage Scholarship

Description
A four-year scholarship for students to earned concurrent credit through ATU in high school.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Earned concurrent credit from ATU as a high school student
  • Admitted to the Russellville campus as an incoming freshman
Annual Award
$500.00

University Honors Stipend

Description
This stipend is bundled with an academic scholarship award for students who are accepted into the University Honors program.

Requirements

Annual Award
$4,000.00

Advanced Scholars Stipend

Description
Bundled with an academic scholarship award for students who are recognized by the State as a Governor's Distinguished Scholar.
Requirements
  • Graduating senior
  • Recognized by the State as a Governor's Distinguished Scholar
Annual Award
$2,000.00

 

 

 

Scholarship Requirements & Policies

 

Additional Scholarship Requirements

 

Deadlines

 

Scholarship Policies

 

Out-of-State Information

Applicants who live in Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas are considered in-state for tuition purposes.  A limited number of out-of-state scholarship awards are made to applicants who live outside of Arkansas and its contiguous states.

 

Scholarship Renewal

Concurrent Advantage, Leadership, Green & Gold, Deans, Presidential, Board of Trustees and Academic Scholarships are renewable for seven consecutive semesters after the first or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains all scholarship renewal requirements.

Students who receive scholarship awards are responsible for knowing the renewal requirements to maintain the scholarships.

 

 

Stipends

Students who are recognized as Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholars are eligible to receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend.  The Advanced Scholars Stipend is awarded in conjunction with a university-funded academic scholarship.  Students may not receive an Advanced Scholars Stipend and a University Honors Stipend in the same semester.  Students who fail to retain their university-funded academic scholarships forfeit the Advanced Scholar Stipends.

 

Scholarship Stacking

Scholarship awards are subject to Arkansas Department of Higher Education Scholarship Stacking Policy, Arkansas Act 1180 of 1999.

 

Act 323

To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.